A Long and Winding Road
Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Welcome to the Internet’s latest gaming blog. Plainly, there are not enough. So here’s one more.
What I hope makes Fantastic Legions different is my ADD. I dabble in Oldhammer, Historicals, Painting, Terrainmaking, RPGs, Horror Gaming, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror Movies, Retro, and Pop Culture. Each of these interests has much better blogs than mine will ever be. But I hope to bring them all together as the spirit of the moment leads me. Hopefully it will be raucous and irreverent. And if at least one person out there finds it entertaining, that would be swell.
To start, here are some pictures of recent adventures…
Misadventures Part I
Masks of Nyarlathotep Props
I picked up this gem from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society at Lovecraft Arts & Sciences while visiting Providence, Rhode Island. The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s incredible. I can’t wait to run Masks of Nyarlathotep, but will probably use Trail of Cthulhu.
While in Boston, you have to stop and see the U.S.S. Constitution. It really was pretty incredible to see. The ship is really quite large, but with all the cannon in the gun line it feels pretty packed. And the cannon are huge. I can’t imagine what it would have been like in battle. Sheer chaos.
Oldhammer Skeleton Warriors
I recently picked up a couple boxes of the Warhammer Skeleton Warriors released in 1994. These are a re-release of the infantry sprues from the venerable Skeleton Army box from the late ’80s. This was my first foray into miniature wargaming. As a ten-year-old boy walking into a hobby shop in New Orleans, seeing these were life-changing. I don’t think I had a real understanding of miniature wargaming, but I had to get a box each of skeleton warriors and Lizardmen Saurus warriors.
In Your Head, In Your Head
Some zombies for fun.
Le Champs de Mars
The terrain setup for a recent game of Chain of Command, my favorite WW2 rules. The mat and hills are by the now-defunct The Terrain Guy. The roads are from Battlescapes. The buildings and walls are from Loïc Neveu. And the trees, hedges, and wheat fields are by me.